December 5th, 2017 CCI Diversity Newsletter
Here are the diversity updates for this week.
Please contact Amanda Leu at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This will be the last CCI Diversity Newsletter for Fall 2017.
ANNUAL REPORT & OPEN FORUM
Wednesday, December 6th
310AB Kent Student Center
Want to learn about the LGBTQ Student Center? Are you curious of what the Center is working on? Do you want to give feedback or ideas? Want to learn how to get involved?
Join the LGBTQ Student Center for their annual report and open forum.
GRADUATE STUDENT SOCIAL
Wednesday, December 6th
310 Kent Student Center
Join the International Graduate Student Association for the end of semester Graduate Student Social.
Relieve your stress, enjoy free food, and play games with new friends.
Wednesday, December 6th
Blank Canvas Theatre
1305 West 80th St #211, Cleveland, OH
LGBT individuals have few occasions to learn from one another about their history. Understanding the past helps lay a strong foundation for the future.
Please join the LGBT Community Center's SAGE Program for Stolen Moments: Intergenerational LGBT Voices from Northeast Ohio, an evening of storytelling and conversation. Stolen Moments is a mixed-media production, including live actors, pre-recorded stories and more.
The event is appropriate for all ages. Students are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, December 7th
024 Kent Student Center
Relax and prepare for finals with the LGBTQ Student Center. They will have crafts, games, and music.
If you need any accommodations, please contact the LGBTQ Student Center at LGBTQSC@kent.edu in advance.
Thursday, December 7th
206 Kent Student Center
Join the Student Multicultural Center for an End Of Semester Study Break.
Come to the SMC for fun, laughs, and games.
EMBRACE YOUR VOICE
Tuesday, December 12th (First Meeting)
Biweekly meetings during the Spring semester
Are you interested in helping Kent State raise awareness and end sexual violence?
SRVSS is seeking interested students, faculty, and staff for their Sexual Assault Awareness Month committee as they prepare and plan for this upcoming April 2018. They have some exciting ideas to share and look forward to hearing what ideas you all will bring to the table.
April 1-7: Intersectionality Week April 8-14: Men Against Violence
April 15-21: Violence in the Workplace April 22-28: Kent State Stands Up
KARAMU YA WAHITIMU/CELEBRACIÓN DE LOS GRADUADOS
Thursday, December 14th
Kent State Ballroom
Karamu is a pre-commencement celebration and final Rights of Passage graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all graduating African American, Native American, and Latino/Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students.
All are welcome to attend this event to support and celebrate with our students.
THIRD FRIDAY OUT!
Friday, December 15th
Join the LGBTQ Student Center and Spectrum for a social gathering of graduate students, staff, faculty, and the community.
MLK DAY OF SERVICE
Monday, January 15th
Various Sites and Times
Harnessing the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement invite all within the Kent community to take the time to better our world. Instead of a "day off," let's get together as a community and share a "day on," serving the needs of others.
Service sites are being confirmed now. More will be added as they become available.
SAVE THE DATE!
2018 SPIRIT OF WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE (SWIB)
Thursday, March 8th
Bec Pfeifer, Central Market People Leader at PwC, will present, "Leading and Empowering Multi-Generational Teams." Her talk will focus on recruiting and retaining millennial employees while providing insights on the importance of adaptation with a multi-generational workforce.
Attendees will learn how PwC has adapted its work environment to engage all generations and will obtain practical ideas to increase collaboration and improve business outcomes. Read more here.
SMC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
The Student Multicultural Center will initiate its first SMC Leadership Council during the Spring 2018 semester. The leadership council is an opportunity for a diverse group of undergraduate students to come together to advance the mission of the SMC.
Specifically, they are looking for students who are:
·Allies and/or advocates who support the mission of the Student Multicultural Center
·Interested in finding a way to connect to the Student Multicultural Center
·Passionate about efforts to increase cultural affirmation
·Eager to increase student engagement and involvement within the SMC
SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS – THE KENT STATER
The Photo Director, Austin Mariasy, is working on a photo project to help in this cause. If you are the victim of sexual assault and wish to tell your story on a public platform to help others feel comfortable coming forward and to tell other people “you are not alone”, please reach out to Austin at email@example.com or 567-277-2991.
Disclaimer from Austin: This will be an emotional experience as I will ask you to remember the incident. I value your emotional and mental health more than I value my project. Please don’t reach out to me if your participation will negatively influence your mental health and safety.
MOTHERS, MENTORS, AND MUSES NOMINATIONS
The Women’s Center is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Mothers, Mentors, and Muses awards.
Mothers, Mentors, and Muses is the Women’s Center's signature event that recognizes Kent State University female-identifying faculty or staff who have made a significant difference in the life of a student or colleague. More than 375 women across the university have received this honor.
This award is intended to honor female-identifying faculty or staff of Kent State (with five or more years of service) who have served in any of three roles:
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 –5-7:30PM
Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Smith, Former Senior Intelligence Service executive in the CIA and current Kent State faculty member
VOLUNTEER FOR KARAMU
Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer?
The Student Multicultural Center is looking for people to serve as Greeters, Ushers, and Floaters to assist with the Fall 2017 Karamu Ya Wahitimu/ Celebración de los Graduados on Thursday, December 14th.
If you are interested and would like more information, please email Ashley Williams.
HELP START A KENT STATE CHAPTER OF NAMI
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping start a NAMI chapter here at Kent State.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all those in need.
“I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap.”
- Ani DiFranco, singer, guitarist, and songwriter